The Newly Renovated Blue Bell Inn Is Ready to Host Your Wedding

All photos in this post courtesy of the Blue Bell Inn.

All photos courtesy of the Blue Bell Inn.

When renovations first began at the historic Blue Bell Inn around this time last year, soon after changing ownership (Bruce Goodman of Goodman Properties along with Kevin Clib and Scott Dougherty of M2K Restaurant Group—who own nearby steakhouse, Bridget’s—purchased the inn from the Lamprecht family, who had owned it since 1963), the original plan was just to do a bit of facelifting. Menu changes, things like that.

But those little tweaks and fixes ended up getting scratched in favor of significant, long term changes, and last week, after being shut down for 14 months, the inn reopened and unveiled its multimillion dollar new outfit.

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PHOTOS: 25 Amazing Game of Thrones Wedding Ideas from Pinterest

This Game of Thrones wedding cake is awesome, is it not? Photo via Pinterest.

This Game of Thrones wedding cake is awesome, is it not? Photo via Pinterest.

If we were to play a little word association game with Game of Thrones, we wouldn’t be too surprised if pretty and bridal didn’t even pop up on your list 100 words in. But you’d be surprised! We stumbled across an itty bitty piece of GoT-themed wedding inspiration this week, and when we looked further, it was all over the place.

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To All the Nearly Engaged: Take This Quiz to Determine When He’ll Put a Ring On It

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The latest in Buzzfeed’s output of quizzes that are extremely fun, extremely silly, and extremely useful as procrastination tools was created just for all you nearly engaged ladies out there (and we know you’re out there. Reading this. We’ve heard from you. The ring is coming.): It’ll help you figure out how close you are to tying the knot! Whew. That’ll be a nice mystery to solve, huh?

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So We’re Thinking You Don’t Need to Worry About the Study That Says Regular Twitter Use Can Cause Divorce

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Good news, ladies: You probably don’t need to monitor your to-be’s Twitter account tonight when they’re taking a shower, lest your union fall victim to the infidelity, other “Twitter-related conflict,” and inevitable divorce outlined in a new study from the University of Missouri that’s making the rounds.

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Here Is Jennifer Lawrence Casually Blending In As a Bridesmaid On the Cover of Martha Stewart Weddings

JLaw, bridesmaiding it up on the cover of the Martha Stewart Weddings 2014 real weddings special issue.

JLaw, bridesmaiding it up on the cover of the Martha Stewart Weddings 2014 real weddings special issue.

Martha Stewart Weddings recently put out their 2014 real weddings special issue, and on the cover is a beautiful bride (love her dress!) with her flock of beautiful bridesmaids (love their dresses too, actually!), one of whom is Oscar winner and American It Girl Jennifer Lawrence. Can you spot her? Just hanging out, wearing J.Crew, like bridesmaids do?

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Philadelphia Wedding Wants to Know: What Was Your Worst Wedding-Guest Experience?

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We’ve all been to a wedding where there was some factor that put a damper on the evening. And we don’t mean that it rained and you ruined your new slingbacks or that you broke up with your boyfriend the night before and had to deal with his empty seat staring you in the face all night long, or that you decided that alternating between tequila shots and jumping around on the dance floor was a good way to spend five hours and oh, hey, it wasn’t. We’re not talking about bad nights you brought upon yourself.

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PW Reader Ring: Colleen & Joe!

Colleen's ring!

Colleen’s ring!

The couple: Colleen Kirk and Joe Yurkanin, Philadelphia.

The ring: The center stone of my ring is my grandmother’s. My mom had shown it to me years ago, and I actually hated it in my grandmother’s setting, but then last year she had it cleaned up and taken out of the setting, and I loved it! It has a very pale yellow color to it, which gives it this vintage look that I love.

I had told Joe, and he asked my mom if he could have it, and she said yes. Joe then went shopping all around Jewelers’ Row, but settled on Safian & Rudolph, because they understood his vision and were willing to work with him on the customized one-of-a-kind look he wanted. I emailed him cool rings when I saw them, and they were always emerald cut (even though I didn’t know he had asked my mom for the diamond), so he had a pretty good idea of what I wanted. In the end, the stone is set in 14-karat white gold with 16 round diamonds in the halo.

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Giovanni & Pileggi Salon Moves to Bigger Digs and Expands Hair & Makeup Services (Hello, Bridal Parties!)

Giovanni & Pileggi have set up shop at 308 South 12th Street.

Giovanni & Pileggi have set up shop at 308 South 12th Street.

Just a few days ago, Giovanni & Pileggi owner Giovanni Mele moved his well-loved salon around the block into a bigger, modern space, and has officially set up shop now at 308 South 12th Street in Midtown Village.

The salon will continue to offer its high standard of usual cut, color, styling and specialty services that its loyal clients have come to love (the salon’s been around since ’97!), but they’ll also now offer some pretty awesome new stuff: an expanded wash and blowout area, Philadelphia makeup artist Robby Nelson on staff full-time, and Keratin blowouts.

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